Truckers out on the road across the country should take note of the calendar. Primary elections are scheduled in 10 states in the next few weeks.
Voters in Louisiana will head to the voting booth Saturday, Aug. 28. Registered voters can visit voting booths Sept. 14 in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin. The primary season wraps up Sept. 18 when voters in Hawaii cast ballots.
With the exception of New Hampshire, Vermont and Wisconsin, truckers who have yet to register to vote in their home state won’t be able to turn in the appropriate paperwork in time for the September primaries, but there still is time to register for the Nov. 2 election.
New Hampshire and Wisconsin residents can register on Election Day at their policing place. In Vermont, residents have until Sept. 8 to register.
Professional drivers who are registered to vote should make the effort to cast their ballots. Although primary elections generally don’t receive the same attention as the fall election, they can be just as, if not more, important.
Races for various elected offices will be trimmed in the lead up to November. A variety of other issues, including issues of significance to the trucking industry, also will be on primary ballots.
To encourage truckers to get involved in the process, OOIDA is once again focused on providing truckers with information on how to register in all 50 states and on early voting and absentee ballots – where available.
Visit TruckVote.com for more information. Truckers who have questions or who need assistance can call the OOIDA Membership Department at 800-444-5791, Ext. 4906.
For more November 2010 elections coverage from Land Line, click here.
– By Keith Goble, state legislative editor
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